Problems abound for vacant homes' neighbors

specially for residents sharing walls with abandoned properties, issues can mount quickly

Abandoned buildings are a perennial problem in Baltimore — a city where many residents share connecting walls. Nearly one-third of the city's 16,000 uninhabitable properties are near occupied homes, city officials say. And a key part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's new plan to attack vacancies is ratcheting up code enforcement on blocks where many residents still live, issuing fines more quickly. Full Story »

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Daniel Rodgers
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by Daniel Rodgers - May. 5, 2011

I enjoyed reading this story. I was slightly aware but highly uneducated on the issue and I learned a lot in this story. I think the author did a nice job making the story personal, but also attempting to retrieve multiple sides of the story. There were a lot of statistics that supported the author's claims. I was impressed by the amount of sources the author quoted and the expert they included.

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